Clerical Matcher - Admin

Job Title: Clerical Matcher - Admin
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Fareham, Hampshire
Salary: £13 - £14 per hour + INSIDE IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH26135_1615221702
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 08, 2021 16:41

Job Description

Clerical Matcher x10
Titchfield - Office Based
Inside IR35
£13 per hour
Until 23rd November

Organisational Context

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a project that will help to deliver quality outputs for Census 2021. The role provides support to Census by comparing information within data records from Census returns and a follow up survey called the Census Coverage Survey. By making the comparisons you will be helping ONS work out how many people have been missed and also find anyone who may have completed a questionnaire twice. The comparisons you make will help with decisions on planning and funding services in your community.
Interested? Join the team and make a lasting impact.

We are looking for people to who can work to a very high level of accuracy to ensure correct decisions are made - the more similarities and differences that can be found correctly, the better the estimation process for Census outputs is.

Job description

  • Do you have an eye for detail?
  • Can you work quickly and accurately to spot similarities or differences?
  • Do you like problem solving?

If so, this could be the role for you.
Tell me more…To complete our task we will be joining the Census returns and follow up survey together. This is called 'matching'. When we match our data, much of our matching is automated but clerical matching is the term we use to describe when the more complex cases, that cannot be determined automatically, are reviewed by a human who would then use their judgement and the presented evidence to decide whether the two (or more) options provided to them represent the same person, address or household.
Working on the clerical matching exercise for the 2021 Census, you will review data records and questionnaire images using our bespoke data matching system, newly developed for Census 2021, to establish whether clerical matches can and should be made.
The post-holder will make or review matches that need to be made with a high degree of accuracy to prevent false positives (matches that should not be made) and false negatives (not making matches that should be made), on time, and to the agreed specification using the new ONS digital environment and software tools.
The post-holder will be expected to develop experience in using the Clerical Matching System (relevant training will be provided).
The role requires SC level Security Clearance which can be applied for, for successful candidates.
Please note: Successful candidates will be required to work from the Titchfield Office during specified working hours and adhere to official Covid and office specific Covid guidance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review of data records and questionnaire images to establish whether clerical matches can be made
  • Review of automated matches to determine whether they are correct
  • Searching for possible matches using bespoke tools and the supporting information provided
  • Complies with and oversees compliance with Data Protection Policies.
  • Complies with, and oversees compliance with, the Computer Misuse Act.

Person Specification
Skills and Experience

  • Awareness of what is required of them in their role and how this contributes to team and departmental priorities

Required Skills:
  • Takes responsibility for the quality of own work and keeps manager informed of how the work is progressing
  • Effective and accurate decision-making skills
  • A logical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work well alone and as part of a team
  • Good levels of literacy and numeracy

Underpinning skills:
  • Logical and creative thinking.
  • Problem solving.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Can use own initiative
  • Organised approach and good time manager.
  • Good numerical and literacy skills.

It's desirable that you also have

  • An awareness of the balance between quality and timeliness when making decisions
  • Experience of working with large datasets
  • Knowledge of clerical matching techniques and processes
  • Ability to develop and share effective ways of working to colleagues
  • Good level of computer literacy

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